Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:28 pm
Dirk A. Mlachnik and Kyle Wasserman have joined The Starr Group, Greenfield, as account executives for commercial insurance. Mlachnik brings 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in manufacturing and construction. Mlachnik has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University. Wasserman has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry (loss control and prevention) and 10 years in risk management for private industry. He has a bachelor’s degree in safety management and a master’s in industrial relations.
Octane, Milwaukee, has named Michelle Pape a senior account executive. Prior to joining Octane, Michelle served as a senior account executive at Hoffman York, Milwaukee, for the past five years. Pape received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from UW-Madison.
Heath Corp., Brookfield, has added Dan Seidner as account executive. Seidner has more than 20 years experience at the executive level. Prior to joining Heath Corp., Seidner served as a partner for Grant Thornton and held management positions with Xerox Corp. and Square D.
The Bentley Company, Milwaukee, has elevated senior project manager, Robert L. Hawkins, to the position of vice president. Hawkins, with Bentley since 1999, has 26 years combined architectural design and construction experience managing over $200 million in corporate, industrial, retail, financial, hospitality, health and religious projects.
Wallner Builders, Elm Grove, announced the addition of Ron Klassen to its design and project management staff. Klassen has a diverse background of more than 22 years of marketing and project management experience. Founder Leo Wallner has partnered with Klassen in the expansion of Wallner Builders.
FoodSpot.com, Elm Grove, haws hired Lisa Leinfelder as its promotions coordinator. Before joining FoodSpot.com, Leinfelder freelanced with K-Kom and Voila Media Group working on a variety of sales and marketing projects.
Integral Pro, Milwaukee, has added Jill M. Blazek as director of operations. Blazek brings more than 20 years of progressive experience to the Integral team. Blazek will be responsible for management of the Milwaukee and Phoenix offices.
Jim Tretow has joined the Milwaukee Mile staff as director of public relations. Tretow comes to the Milwaukee Mile with 16 years experience in event coordination, promotions and marketing with Lakefront Communications and its radio stations.. He earned his degree in mass communications from UW-Milwaukee in 1988.
Layton State Bank, New Berlin, announced that Eric Hall has joined the commercial lending team as assistant vice president. Hall comes to Layton State Bank with more than 10 years of financial experience. He is a graduate of Marquette University’s College of Business Administration with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Tari Gorsalski has joined the design team at Creative Business Interiors, West Allis. Gorsalski has worked in the design industry for the past 10 years and has a broad spectrum of project experience.
ASQ, Hartland, has added Georgia Fitzwilliams as account executive and Jean Hohenwald as project manager. Both positions are within ASQ’s client services department. Fitzwilliams has more than 25 years experience in property/casualty insurance. Hohenwald has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience including insurance systems technology development, implementation and management.
Vince Halaska has been named account coordinator at Scheibel Halaska, Milwaukee. Halaska graduated in 2003 from the UW-Madison with a degree in political science.
Meyer & Wallis, Milwaukee, has added Lindsay Matthews as an account executive. Matthews joined the agency from Hoffman York, Milwaukee, where she was also an account executive. Matthews has three years agency experience and is a graduate of the UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
A new IT consulting firm, JellTech Consulting, Brookfield, has added two new employees. Pam Ertl is manager of recruiting and Erv Raasch is director of new business development.
Stephens Trzinski Advertising, Brookfield, has added Rob Balge as vice president of new business development. Prior to joining Stephens Trzinski, Balge was general sales manager at WMYX/WEMP/WXSS for nearly 22 years.
Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Elkhorn, promoted Beth A. Nethery to the position of inside project manager. Nethery has been an employee of BE&D for more than three years.
Robert Boschke has joined The Disciplined Investor Group, Brookfield, as a financial consultant. Boschke had been at RW Baird and has several years of experience in the financial services industry. Boschke is a graduate of UW-Whitewater.
Great Lakes Media Technology, Mequon, has hired Kimberly Walker as purchaser. Walker brings with her seven years of experience as a purchasing agent in the digital and print media industries and is also experienced in graphic arts and production.
USA Funding, Brookfield, has added two account executives. Kris Barnes has been named account executive for southeastern Wisconsin. Barnes brings 11 years of managerial and financial skills to USA Funding. Matt Bunyan has been named account executive for the Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. Bunyan came from Country Side Mortgage.
Meyer & Wallis, Milwaukee, has promoted Chris Dresselhuys to account supervisor. Dresselhuys joined the agency as a senior account executive in 2002. Prior to Meyer & Wallis, he held account management positions at Cramer-Krasselt and Hoffman York. A graduate of UW-Madison, he has 10 years of advertising agency experience.
Jamie Henley has been named executive producer in the advertising, marketing, design and media team of Mader Communications Group (MCG), Milwaukee. Henley has more than 15 years of experience, including work with M2 OnStage, Revolution Creative and Sorgel Studios.
Marcus Fink has joined Welch Hanson Associates, Delafield as a civil engineer. Fink earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering at UW-Platteville, graduating magna cum laude.
Christopher S. Gray Sr. recently joined EPIC of Wisconsin, West Bend, as a writer, producer and technical consultant on all educational and marketing projects related to golf course maintenance. Gray is a 10-year veteran as a golf course superintendent and is a published author. Most recently, Gray supervised the construction and grow-in of Lost Marsh of Hammond Golf Course.
Zeppos & Associates, Milwaukee, has announced Kris Lueneburg Naidl has been promoted to executive vice president; Brenna Kriviskey Sadler has been promoted to vice president; and Brian Knox has been promoted to director of strategic services. Naidl joined Zeppos & Associates in 1994 and most recently served as vice president of the firm. Naidl has more than 13 years of experience in public relations. She graduated from UW-Madison with degrees in journalism and political science. Sadler joined the firm in 1995 and most recently served as director of client services. Sadler has prior experience in newspaper, radio and television news. Sadler graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Knox joined the firm in 1998 and most recently served as senior account executive. Knox has more than 10 years experience in broadcast journalism. He has a bachelor of science degree in communications from Middle Tennessee State University.
Dec. 26, 2003 Small Business Times, Milwaukee